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A better method of gathering information on criminals

So basically I have noticed three reasons why unethical people get away with doing crimes and breaking laws. Laws are not perfect, but, victimless crimes aside, there should be a method of gathering enough information about generally all activity so that when a victim of a crime comes forward, enough information is available for something to be done about it and proper justice be issued in an ethical manner. Here is my proposal. I believe that an invasion of privacy should be necessary. I believe that information should be recorded generally anywhere and stored, never to be looked at when it isn't necessary to do so. When a crime happens, the judge can then pull from this archive of information and use that information in a court case despite the invasion of privacy and can get the most valid look at if a crime really happened or not. This would stop people from getting away with whatever they wanted all the time simply due to a lack of information and the ignorance of the community that holds this idea back. What arguments do you have for why this would or wouldn't be a good idea?

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    Jul 3 2012: Crime will be abolished either when the entire population of the world will be required to wear headbands that inhibit criminal behaviour; or humanity leaps inside a virtual realm generated by the computer, where there is no need of harming others.

    Until the desire and the need are abrogated, there will always be crime.
    Surveillance cannot prevent terrorist networks from formulating the ideas for mass murder.
    No matter how many cameras, or police officers you put on the streets, there will always be someone who will slip easily by unnoticed.

    Rather than create a citadel of secret agents, trip wires and security cameras, maybe we should focus more on the reason why crime is considered in the first place?

    Greed, poverty, poor education, mental illness, homelessness, religion.
    Fix some of these problems, and there may be less of a need for an Orwellian view of the future.

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